Get a Taste for The Sill

We love good food and drink and we love local produce. So our Café will not only provide an excellent menu but will use ingredients and products inspired by the National Park. Renowned for its commitment to sourcing quality local ingredients, Fresh Element (BALTIC Kitchen, Garden Kitchen and Six Restaurant) will operate The Sill Café with a focus on simple, seasonal and sustainable dishes. Keep your eyes out for a special range of fun and informative events connected to local produce including cookery classes and workshops to help you discover the food and drink of the National Park.

Andy Ross, Director at Fresh Element

“Northumbrian produce will be prevalent throughout the café and catering menus and all our staff are knowledgeable about the provenance of dishes to help promote the benefits of supporting the local food economy to customers. All our dishes will be freshly prepared on site or supplied through our own butchery and bakery. This enables us to procure ingredients of unparalleled quality and sustainable credentials from within the North East.”

More on Fresh Element

Fresh Element hospitality operators based in North East England with predominantly food and drink led venues, currently within BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Eldon Garden.

Fresh Element started life in 2004 as a start-up catering company with one small kitchen, one van and a vision for providing the people of the North East with fresh, natural, local food.

This started out as a ‘gourmet ready meal’ delivery service to the busy professionals of Newcastle quayside and quickly expanded into corporate catering, dinner parties and wedding catering.

In 2008 they became the food and drink partner to international art gallery BALTIC. Housed in a former flour mill on the banks of the River Tyne in Gateshead, BALTIC shows an ever-changing calendar of exhibitions by some of the world’s leading artists. The partnership enabled them to open Six, our first restaurant as well as applying the Fresh Element ethos to BALTIC Kitchen and events in the building’s fantastic private hire spaces.

Fresh Element opened Garden Kitchen in Eldon Garden, Newcastle city centre in 2012.